Weird Wide Web: ElvisWorld

Elvis fandom, in person, at conferences and online on fan sites n forums…..

 

“If you are an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; and if you aren’t, then none is possible.” George Klien Elvis Pal and Memphis DJ.

 

The two most delicate topics in all of Elvis discussions are:

1. Dead or Alive

2. Drugs – abuse and related to cause of death.

 

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St. Albert Elvis fan Selling His Collection: A Canadian St. Albert resident is letting go of his personal Elvis Presley museum that hid in his house for a decade.

Vic Nikolic had three dozen pieces of prized Presley memorabilia that he shipped off to an auction in New York this week. Among the items was Elvis’ karate outfit, army uniform, gloves, briefcase, racquetball equipment, first gold record, one of his Gibson guitars, and a pill bottle marked days before Presley’s death.

“It’s sad to see it go,” said Nikolic, 56, “I’ve got a couple daughters, it doesn’t mean as much to them – different generation I guess – but enjoyed it over the last ten years. It’s just time. You get a little older, you let go of things, you know.”

Nikolic always liked Elvis as a kid – “Who didn’t like Elvis?” he said – but he became a super fan about 20 years ago.

He said his favourite piece of paraphernalia is the karate outfit, noting Elvis was a black belt. “I’ve got a book with him wearing it on the front cover.”

Nikolic started collecting the items about a decade ago after visiting the Elvis Presley museum in Las Vegas. His visit came at an opportune time. The Elvis-A-Rama museum was being sold to Graceland and Nikolic befriended its owner, who sold him some of the items.

Through the owner, Nikolic also met Presley’s former photographer and manager, who sold him more bits of Presley history that were not in the museum.

Nikolic wound up with a collection that he estimates is worth about $400,000.

He was finally convinced to let it go when Julien’s Auctions came knocking. The New York auction that will hock Nikolic’s Presley wares is also selling two of the super star’s private planes, Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II.

(News, Source/SM/ElvisInfoNet)

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'St. Albert Elvis fan Selling His Collection: A Canadian St. Albert resident is letting go of his personal Elvis Presley museum that hid in his house for a decade.

Vic Nikolic had three dozen pieces of prized Presley memorabilia that he shipped off to an auction in New York this week. Among the items was Elvis' karate outfit, army uniform, gloves, briefcase, racquetball equipment, first gold record, one of his Gibson guitars, and a pill bottle marked days before Presley's death.

"It's sad to see it go," said Nikolic, 56, "I've got a couple daughters, it doesn't mean as much to them - different generation I guess - but enjoyed it over the last ten years. It's just time. You get a little older, you let go of things, you know."

Nikolic always liked Elvis as a kid - "Who didn't like Elvis?" he said - but he became a super fan about 20 years ago.

He said his favourite piece of paraphernalia is the karate outfit, noting Elvis was a black belt. "I've got a book with him wearing it on the front cover."

Nikolic started collecting the items about a decade ago after visiting the Elvis Presley museum in Las Vegas. His visit came at an opportune time. The Elvis-A-Rama museum was being sold to Graceland and Nikolic befriended its owner, who sold him some of the items.

Through the owner, Nikolic also met Presley's former photographer and manager, who sold him more bits of Presley history that were not in the museum.

Nikolic wound up with a collection that he estimates is worth about $400,000.

He was finally convinced to let it go when Julien's Auctions came knocking. The New York auction that will hock Nikolic's Presley wares is also selling two of the super star's private planes, Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II.

(News, Source/SM/ElvisInfoNet)'
  • selling something priceless it should go to the museum but money talks i suppose
  • why like something like this especially a pill bottle for heavens sake give elvis the dignity he deserves
    I got a message from this poster that I “was a joke of an Elvis fan”
  • hmmm….  thinks he understand dignity when he affords other people none. curious
     So I blocked him from contacting me and posted in the 2 Elvis groups I am a member of, because I had no idea who was messageing me and I had not yet seen his comments on the Fan selling his items.

    Dear

    you are a jerk of a person.

    Dear Group Members, I just had this above person message me to insult me about my Elvis fandom.

    I have no idea who he is or why anyone would feel entitled to just insult someone.

    so just to let everyone one what kind of person that he is.

    • I just recieved a Message from  saying i Like one person calles Udid Who are selling pillboxes with Elvis ñame on it. Who are this  and beware!
    •  w t h they can go jump in the river and they can also leave Elvis alone he is not here to defend himself against these jerks so we have to
    • I see. I posted an item about a Fan in Canada selling his elvis collection, which includes pill bottles and he thought I was somehow connected to that. so that explains why he was rude to me.
    • And now if I understand    has been warned by this  to not like me………
    •  I am not connected to the sale. I am not selling Elvis anything. I am not asking anyone for money.
    • Just enjoy the Elvis posts and play well people.
    • @   is it not defending Elvis when someone attacks and cyberbullies other people
    •  Everyone has their own idea of what Elvis they want to collect and what they want to believe.
    •  I just this is stupid, wand I don’t want to be connected to it, Shit this gay(sorry)!
    • . do not describe anything stupid as gay. Gay is fabulous, eh?
    •  I once had a guy on youtube flip out on me for calling an Elvis song “goofy” – in Canada, that means silly, but in the UK it means incompetent.
    • so once we agreed on which version of English, everything was okay again.
    • ok Nina im just an Elvis fan always has been and always will be
    • smile emoticon  we all are and we need to recognize that means different things to each other.
    • I am in PTSD recovery so learning not to be hyperreactive is part of my therapy, but it seems to me that the whole world could stand down several Defcon levels. eh?
     
     For some reason. Tribute and ETA artists are also contentious – either fans fighting over who is the best fake Elvis with little sense of how many there have been or arguing against them.
    I consider them the priests of the Elvis faith spreading the gospel. I have seen an ETA cause 12 year old girls in girl guide outfits to go insane over 70s white fringe suit “elvis”. torn outfit.
    I find the fusion Elvises far more interesting. the women impersonator blending that Drag King and Drag Queen Line that – Elvis with his rhinestones kinda did too.

    Elvis ETA Featurette – Canada’s Morris circa 1980

    Morris is an indigenous Canada and my parents saw him perform at Vancouver’s historic The Cave nightclub before it was closed.

    just before I was old enough to go.

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    A documentary about noted Canadian Aboriginal artist Morris Bates. Born a Shuswap Indian on the Sugarcane reserve in central British Columbia, Canada, Bates …
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    CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE & INTERVIEW. Morris achieved tremendous success in the early 80s with a…
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    As one of the people lucky enough to have pre-ordered Elvis 77: The Final Curtain, I have come to rely on bootleggers for Elvis. Bootleggers are far more in tune with the core Elvis fans and they’v…
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    • Who wroted THAT?
    • I did. this is my original blog. I lost the password and had to start over.
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